Labour discussion on older women

Besi Besemar January 24, 2015

Purna Sen has invited former Home Office Minister, Fiona Mactaggart to visit Brighton on Monday, January 26 for a discussion about older women.

Purna Sen
Purna Sen

PURNA, the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion will host a discussion on policies for older women with members invited from a number of local organisations.

Fiona Mactaggart has been MP for Slough since 1997 and was Home Office minister in the last Labour Government.

Fiona Mactaggart MP
Fiona Mactaggart MP

She is a leading member of the Labour Party’s Commission on older women which is contributing ideas on policies for a Labour government following the general election in May 2015.

In its interim report the Commission said: “The health of women who are now over 50 is markedly better than previous generations, they have much higher educational qualifications and they have done much more in the world of work. They no longer accept the old ideas that women should be subservient to men and they have an expectation that women should be treated as equals.

“But while so much about women’s lives has changed – public policy remains rooted in the past.

Public policy needs to wake up to the new generation of older women who are neither in their youthful child-rearing years, nor frail and elderly, needing support. They have a vital role in the family and in the world of work.”

The meeting is at Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF at 2.30pm.

Event: Labour and Older Women

Where: Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF

When: Monday, January 26

Time: 2.30pm